Meaning and name origin
Elia \e-lia\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Elia), is of Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Elia is "Jehovah is God". Elia is a variant of Elias (Greek, Hebrew): biblical name from the Greek form of Elijah.
Elia is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12850 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elijah (#11), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Ely and Elie. (2014 statistics).
Elia is also pronounced similarly to Ali▲, Alia, Eliu, Eloi, Elois, Eloy▼ and Ola. Other suggested similar baby names are Eliam, Elian▲, Elihu, Elija and Elis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elia.